Bhumasser in the mythology of India, is a powerful giant, a proud daemon, who desired to rule all heaven, overflooding the seven surgs with his armies, and subjecting their king Indra. Sixteen thousand beautiful princesses were captured by him and imprisoned in his palace. Suthama, Krishna's wife, desired to see the ravishing princely daughters, but Bhumasser refused her. This insult resulted in a frightful war, in which numberless daemons fought on both sides, until Krishna, obtaining the victory, battled with Bhumasser himself, and killed him. Thereupon the young god entered the palace. The beautiful princesses had only changed masters, for Krishna kept them as his wives, and led them to his residence Dwarka, where he built them sixteen thousand palaces, and lived a happy life.

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